Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner had such a large lead that it did not matter that neither player broke par. The penalty came when Johnson forgot to replace his ball on the 18th after moving it out of the way of Dufner's path, which ended up costing him two strokes.
It was back and forth on Sunday but Johnson was able to hold off Dufner with a 12-under performance for the tournament to win the 2012 Crowne Plaza Invitational by one stroke.
It all came down to the 18th hole where Johnson was assessed a two-stroke penalty on the final hole, but luckily entered the 18th with a three-stroke lead and earned the victory. Dufner had his chances to win his second straight Crowne Plaza Invitational but he had a two bogies, a double-bogie on hole No. 9 and a triple bogie on hole No. 15. Had Dufner not triple-bogies the 15th hole the outcome of the tournament may have been different.
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